East Central ISD Teacher Incentive Allotment Plan

  • In the 86th Legislative Session, HB 3 provided funds for districts in Texas to apply for funding through The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA). The allotment provides funding to pay highly effective teachers whose students show measurable improvement in academic growth. The increased compensation for our most effective teachers will help attract and retain highly effective teachers at traditionally hard-to-staff schools.

    The Texas Education Agency has developed criteria for the components of the TIA. This is a rigorous process for districts to gain approval for TIA funding. Teacher evaluations, observations, and student outcomes must align.  Our design is to have an equitable opportunity for ALL teachers, create a culture of excellence, improve student achievement, and be transparent. This process must be valid and applied consistently across all evaluations. For these reasons, the District is building a plan that involves rigorous training and calibration of the teacher evaluation process. We will continue to use T-TESS, and re-evaluate the training and calibration of the evaluation process.

    The exact amount of increased compensation available to each teacher is dependent on a formula determined at the state level, which also takes into account the number of students who are economically disadvantaged. You can learn more at tiatexas.org.

TIA OVERVIEW

  • How Does TIA Work?

  • TIA Eligibility

  • TIA Teacher Effectiveness Criteria

  • Designations and Performance Incentives

TIA TIMELINE AND PROCESS

  • Timeline and Process

  • TIA Activities Happening This School Year (2020 - 2021)

  • Surveys and Focus Groups

  • Website Updates and Email Blasts

TIA FAQ

  • Why is East Central ISD applying for the Teacher Incentive Allotment?

  • Who is eligible for the Teacher Incentive Allotment?

  • What are the growth measures?

  • What criteria will be used to select teachers?

  • What is the amount of the additional compensation?

  • What is the timeline?

  • Is the master teacher designation tied to the master Teacher Certification?

  • Is TIA for classroom teachers or any position that is classified as a teacher?

  • Will there be limits on how many teachers can receive TIA?

  • How can TIA be “equitable and fair” across the board when TEA has provided “recommendations” for how many teachers should be at each level?

  • Additional Information on TIA